British Tinnitus Association’s 2020 virtual conference presented a five-day programme – covering the latest developments in the field of tinnitus, practical advice for service improvement, and specialist sessions – ensuring a rich and diverse representation of tinnitus work from across the world.

  • Up to 10 hours of learning with leading clinicians and researchers.

  • All sessions available on-demand until September 2021.

We hope you find the content useful and informative.

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Day 1

5 October 2020 | Psychology

10:00 - 10:30
Managing Tinnitus Related Insomnia; Preliminary Results of a Randomised Controlled Trial - Sponsor by British Society of Audiology

Dr Laurence McKenna, University College London Hospitals

11:00 - 11:30
Helping Patients Manage Stress and Anxiety Related to Tinnitus in the Time of Covid

Dr Florian Vogt, University College London Hospitals

12:00 - 12:30
Patient Satisfaction and the effect of individual differences in people with tinnitus

Dr James Jackson, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Leeds Trinity University

14:00 - 14:20
Mindfulness for Tinnitus: Patient Experiences and Long Term Benefits

Dr Elizabeth Marks, University of Bath

16:30 - 17:00
Cognitive Behavioural Factors in Tinnitus-Related Insomnia: Results from the REST Study

Gemma Barry, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student, University of Bath

Day 2

6 October 2020 | Specialist

10:00 - 10:30
Tinnibot: A Fully Automated Conversation Agent Delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Tinnitus Sufferers

Dr Fabrice Bardy, University of Auckland, Hearing Power

12:00 - 12:20
Investigating the Acceptability of Using Self-Tests Audiometry for Monitoring Tinnitus and Hearing Loss in People Living with and Beyond Cancer: an Online Survey

Stephanie Pearson, Doctoral Student, University of Nottingham

13:00 - 13:30
Hyperacusis: What's the Latest? Sponsored by Autifony

Dr Kathryn Fackrell, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Southampton

16:00 - 18:00
Soldiering On: The Impact, Assessment, Management and Mechanisms of Tinnitus in Military Veterans

Dr Derek Hoare, Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences, Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Professor Marc Fagelson, East Tennessee State University, Dr James Henry, Senior Research Career Scientist, National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research , Dr Georgina Burns-O'Connell, British Tinnitus Association

Day 3

7 October 2020 | Practical

10:00 - 10:30
Putting Tinnitus NICE Guidelines into Practice - Sponsored by British Academy of Audiology

Dr Veronica Kennedy, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

11:00 - 11:45
Audiology-Led Tinnitus Services

Gaynor Chittick and Tony Kay, Aintree University Hospital

12:00 - 12:45
Helping Patients to Get to Grips with their Tinnitus

Dr Lucy Handscomb, Clinical Scientist, University College London

15:00 - 15:30
Video Calls for Tinnitus Patients - Sponsored by British Academy of Audiology

Vicky Sadler, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

Day 4

8 October 2020 | Research

10:00 - 10:30
Global Tinnitus Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sponsored by SIGNIA

Dr Eldré Beukes, Anglia Ruskin University

12:00 - 12:30
Biobanks - What Can They Tell Us About Tinnitus?

Prof. David Baguley, Professor in Hearing Sciences

16:00 - 16:30
Understanding tinnitus severity and heterogeneity using brain imaging - sponsored by Autifony

Dr Fatima Husain, Professor in Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois

17:00 - 17:40
Tinnitus and COVID-19 Panel

Dr Georgina Burns O'Connell, British Tinnitus Association & Dr Eldré Beukes, Anglia Ruskin University, Dr Michael J. A. Robb, Ewing Professor Kevin Munro, Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness

Day 5

9 October 2020 | Research

10:00 - 10:30
Emerging Insights in the Genetics of Tinnitus - sponsored by Autifony

Dr Christopher Cederroth, Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences, Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, Karolinska Institutet

12:00 - 12:45
UNITI & ESIT - Updates from International Tinnitus Research

Dr Winfried Schlee, University of Regensburg, Axel Schiller, University of Regensburg, Ilias Trochidis, Vilabs

14:00 - 14:30
Music to your ears? The impact of tinnitus on musicians - Sponsored by Widex

Dr Georgina Burns-O'Connell, British Tinnitus Association

15:00 - 15:40
Tinnitus, Auraldiversity and the Arts - Sponsor by British Society of Audiology

Dr Marie Thompson, Lecturer in Popular Music, Open University, Professor John Drever, Professor of Acoustic Ecology and Sound Art, Goldsmiths University of London, Patrick Farmer, Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University